2016 Week 6 NFL Passing Statistics
By Chris Malumphy
Quarterback ratings may be more important than we generally give them credit. While they may not be the "perfect" method for evaluating individual passers, they do have significant value in telling how well a quarterback, and his team, did in a particular game. For instance, quarterbacks who have had a game rating of 100.0 or higher thus far in 2016 are 51-15 .773. That would be slightly better than 12 wins in a 16 game season. More impressive is that of those 15 losses, 11 came in games where the opposing quarterback had an even better quarterback rating. On only 4 occasions has a quarterback with a rating over 100.0 for the game lost to a quarterback whose rating was lower and on only three occasions has a quarterback with a rating of 100.0 plus lost to a quarterback with a rating under 100.0.
Quarterbacks with a game rating between 90.0 and 99.9 are 17-10 .630. Quarterbacks with game ratings of 80.0 to 89.9 are 10-22 .312. Quarterbacks with game ratings of 70.0 to 79.9 are 9-17 .346. Quarterbacks with game ratings of less than 70.0 are 5-28 .152. So if your favorite team is led by a quarterback whose QB rating is less than 90.0, you are fighting some serious odds against making the playoffs.
Week 6 saw some fine quarterback play go down the drain. The Rams' Case Keenum may have had the best game of his career completing 27 of 32 (84.4%) for 321 yards, 10 yards per attempt, three touchdowns and one interception resulting in a QB rating of 126.7. Given his past, Keenum is unlikely to ever match those figures again. Unfortunately for Keenum and the Rams, the Lions' Matthew Stafford was even better QB rating-wise (139.8), completing 23-31 (74.2%) for 270 yards and an 8.7 yard average, but most importantly four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Lions beat the Rams 31-28.
Browns' third round draft pick Cody Kessler played a solid game completing 26 of 41 (63.4%) for 336 yards, 8.2 yards per attempt, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a rating of 105.3. But the Titan's Marcus Mariota had his best game of the year completing 17 of 24 (70.8%) for 284 yards, an 11.8 yard average, three touchdowns, one interception and a rating of 132.6. The Titans beat the Browns 28-26 as Cleveland's comeback attempt fell short.
Andy Dalton also topped the 100.0 rating mark. But he faced Tom Brady, who had the best rating of the week. No surprise that the Patriots beat the Bengals 35-17.
The Falcons' Matt Ryan (102.8) was the only quarterback with a rating of over 100.0 in week 6 who lost to a quarterback with a lesser rating in the game, falling to Russell Wilson (88.8) and the Seahawks 26-24. Of course, the outcome might have been different if the refs hadn't missed the pass interference call that should have gone against Richard Sherman as the Falcons threatened to score at the end of the game.
The Jets must really reconsider the Ryan Fitzpatrick situation or somehow get him back on track if they have no faith in Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. The 49ers had little improvement replacing Blaine Gabbert with Colin Kaepernick. Maybe things will get better for Kaepernick as the rust wears off. Else we might see the return to action of Christian Ponder.
|QB Game Rating Win-Loss Record|
|2016 Week 6 Passing Statistics|
|Tom Brady||Patriots||Bengals||35||29||82.9||376||10.7||3||8.6||0||0.0||3||18||140.0||W 35 - 17|
|Matthew Stafford||Lions||Rams||31||23||74.2||270||8.7||4||12.9||0||0.0||1||5||139.8||W 31 - 28|
|Marcus Mariota||Titans||Browns||24||17||70.8||284||11.8||3||12.5||1||4.2||2||14||132.6||W 28 - 26|
|Case Keenum||Rams||Lions||32||27||84.4||321||10.0||3||9.4||1||3.1||1||10||126.7||L 28 - 31|
|Drew Brees||Saints||Panthers||49||34||69.4||465||9.5||4||8.2||1||2.0||1||5||118.2||W 41 - 38|
|Dak Prescott||Cowboys||Packers||27||18||66.7||247||9.1||3||11.1||1||3.7||2||14||117.4||W 30 - 16|
|Drew Stanton||Cardinals||Jets||1||1||100.0||12||12.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||116.7||W 28 - 3|
|Tyrod Taylor||Bills||49ers||26||17||65.4||179||6.9||2||7.7||0||0.0||3||0||110.9||W 45 - 16|
|Alex Smith||Chiefs||Raiders||22||19||86.4||224||10.2||0||0.0||0||0.0||1||1||109.1||W 26 - 10|
|Cody Kessler||Browns||Titans||41||26||63.4||336||8.2||2||4.9||0||0.0||6||36||105.3||L 26 - 28|
|Andy Dalton||Bengals||Patriots||31||21||67.7||254||8.2||1||3.2||0||0.0||2||17||103.4||L 17 - 35|
|Matt Ryan||Falcons||Seahawks||42||27||64.3||335||8.0||3||7.1||1||2.4||4||25||102.8||L 24 - 26|
|Eli Manning||Giants||Ravens||46||32||69.6||403||8.8||3||6.5||2||4.3||1||6||100.2||W 27 - 23|
|Ryan Tannehill||Dolphins||Steelers||32||24||75.0||252||7.9||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||97.4||W 30 - 15|
|Carson Palmer||Cardinals||Jets||34||23||67.6||213||6.3||1||2.9||0||0.0||0||0||94.4||W 28 - 3|
|Philip Rivers||Chargers||Broncos||29||18||62.1||178||6.1||1||3.4||0||0.0||2||12||90.9||W 21 - 13|
|Aaron Rodgers||Packers||Cowboys||42||31||73.8||294||7.0||1||2.4||1||2.4||1||0||90.8||L 16 - 30|
|Brock Osweiler||Texans||Colts||39||25||64.1||269||6.9||2||5.1||1||2.6||1||13||90.7||W 26 - 23|
|Russell Wilson||Seahawks||Falcons||37||25||67.6||270||7.3||0||0.0||0||0.0||1||9||88.8||W 26 - 24|
|Andrew Luck||Colts||Texans||32||21||65.6||252||7.9||1||3.1||1||3.1||3||21||87.0||L 23 - 26|
|Kirk Cousins||Redskins||Eagles||34||18||52.9||263||7.7||2||5.9||1||2.9||0||0||85.8||W 27 - 20|
|Blake Bortles||Jaguars||Bears||33||20||60.6||271||8.2||1||3.0||1||3.0||2||8||84.3||W 17 - 16|
|Cam Newton||Panthers||Saints||47||27||57.4||322||6.9||2||4.3||1||2.1||2||19||83.8||L 38 - 41|
|Derek Carr||Raiders||Chiefs||34||22||64.7||225||6.6||1||2.9||1||2.9||2||4||81.1||L 10 - 26|
|Terrelle Pryor||Browns||Titans||1||1||100.0||1||1.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||79.2||L 26 - 28|
|Brian Hoyer||Bears||Jaguars||49||30||61.2||302||6.2||0||0.0||0||0.0||1||5||78.8||L 16 - 17|
|Trevor Siemian||Broncos||Chargers||50||30||60.0||230||4.6||1||2.0||0||0.0||2||10||77.9||L 13 - 21|
|Colin Kaepernick||49ers||Bills||29||13||44.8||187||6.4||1||3.4||0||0.0||3||20||77.8||L 16 - 45|
|Carson Wentz||Eagles||Redskins||22||11||50.0||179||8.1||0||0.0||0||0.0||5||34||77.7||L 20 - 27|
|Joe Flacco||Ravens||Giants||48||26||54.2||307||6.4||0||0.0||0||0.0||2||14||73.9||L 23 - 27|
|Ben Roethlisberger||Steelers||Dolphins||34||19||55.9||189||5.6||1||2.9||2||5.9||2||20||57.1||L 15 - 30|
|Ryan Fitzpatrick||Jets||Cardinals||31||16||51.6||174||5.6||0||0.0||1||3.2||0||0||55.0||L 3 - 28|
|Jeremy Maclin||Chiefs||Raiders||1||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||39.6||W 26 - 10|
|Landry Jones||Steelers||Dolphins||1||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||39.6||L 15 - 30|
|Geno Smith||Jets||Cardinals||6||4||66.7||31||5.2||0||0.0||1||16.7||1||8||39.6||L 3 - 28|
|EJ Manuel||Bills||49ers||2||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0||39.6||W 45 - 16|